Kerala Folklore Museum, Kochi (Cochin)

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Learn the secret histories, ancient myths, and proud traditions of Kerala at Kerala Folklore Museum, an original and varied cultural heritage institution. Started in 2009 as a nonprofit organization by a husband-and-wife team, the museum collects artifacts from across the state and throughout the centuries. The resulting narrative includes everything from Stone Age utensils to 20th-century musical instruments. Take a moment to appreciate the historical building itself--a composite of remnants from a 16th-century temple, wooden carvings from across the state, and parts of other traditional buildings. Make Kerala Folklore Museum a centerpiece of your Kochi (Cochin) vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kochi (Cochin) road trip app .
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  • October 4, 2017
    A must visit place for those who like knowing Heritage. This is my second visit with my family and enjoyed the visit.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This is a museum with a difference. This is private museum. Entry fee is 100 Rs. But the collection is superb. Even prince Charles visited this place. Don't miss it..  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    It is building several old buildings that combines a millionaire. Exhibits are interesting things, but the building itself is nice. You can see the essence of the architecture of Kerala, such as the theatre of the decoration of the ceiling or floor.
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  • July 7, 2017
    The place are countless valuable artifacts. The gift shop is a great place for buying the sarees and stuff, as it is cheaper than most outlet stores in the place.
  • April 13, 2017
    A great museum with a riot of artefacts. You can find burial urns which are 3000 years old to relics from current century. A bit crowded though and documentation is less. If properly labelled with information this could be a treasure trove where history really lives. Fantastic efforts by the owner to collect these piece is really laudable.
  • March 26, 2017
    The museum has very interesting artifacts and beautiful displays of arts, craft and culture of the Kochi.  The staff were very pleasant and welcoming. The building is also worth the visit with its magnificent wooden ceilings. Entry ticket is Rs100 per person and 100 extra for camera. A must visit place.
  • May 28, 2017
    One of the best musium in Ernakulam district. Nice ambiance. Different verities of ancient stuffs. The wooden staircase makes a classic feel. Overall it is a must visit place for the tourists. Entry fee is ₹100
  • June 28, 2017
    They have huge collection of artefacts. But the whole place is a bit cramped. First and second floor are good, but ground floor looks more like a godown than a musuem.

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